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For the fourth consecutive year, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm (CGBG) will host December Nights and Holiday Lights from Nov. 27 through Dec. 24, from 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday through Sunday night. Cost of admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 years and under, and free for children under 2 years. CAES News
December Nights and Lights
For the fourth consecutive year, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm (CGBG) are hosting December Nights and Holiday Lights, a traditional, family event filled with displays, music and more than 500,000 holiday lights.
Conks, fibrous but sometimes fleshy fruiting bodies of a wood-rotting fungus, grow on a tree CAES News
Tree Decay
Wood-rotting organisms can slowly nibble away at tree trunks and buttress roots. Many trees that topple look perfectly healthy before they fall. Afterward, it becomes clear that there were absolutely no structural roots remaining for support.
While isolated areas of Georgia saw more rain than normal, the vast majority of the state received 1 to 3 inches less rain than normal during September 2015. CAES News
September Climate
Despite Georgians’ constant umbrella use of late, most of September 2015 was actually drier than normal.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Georgia's new turfgrass research and education facilities included, left to right, UGA doctoral student Becky Grubbs; Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost; Griff Doyle, vice president for government relations; Jennifer Frum, vice president for public service and outreach; Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn); Tommy Hopkins, regent of the University System of Georgia; UGA President Jere W. Morehead; Scott Angle, dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Ken Morrow, president of Sod Atlanta Inc.; and Sen. John Wilkinson (R-Dist.50). CAES News
New Turf Facilities
More than 200 people gathered June 24 for a groundbreaking ceremony that brought new turfgrass research and education facilities on the University of Georgia’s campuses in Griffin, Tifton and Athens one step closer to completion.
While bee populations have been declining for the past several decades, urban beekeeping and public awareness of pollinators are on the rise. CAES News
Pollinator Protection
There are more than 4,000 species of native bees in North America — from plump, stalwart carpenter bees to the hardworking blueberry bees that help pollinate the state’s top fruit crop.
Celosia is one of many flowering plants that attracts beneficial pollinating insects. Other flowering plants that attract beneficial insects include aster, butterfly weed, coneflower, cosmos, rudbeckia, sunflower and zinnias. CAES News
Eco-friendly Garden
An eco-friendly container garden class has been set for Friday, May 15 at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden, off of Ellis Road in Griffin, Georgia.
Assistant Professor of Horticulture Suzanne O'Connell leads a tour of her organic production high tunnels at the Durham Horticulture Farm as part of the 2015 Georgia Organics Conference, Feb. 20-21. CAES News
Sustainable Agriculture
Pioneers in sustainable agriculture, backyard gardeners and urban homesteaders gathered in Athens this month to share knowledge gathered over years of working the land and to learn new skills from researchers at the University of Georgia.
Ross Oglesby works on a seal for the Sunbelt Expo Spotlight State Building. CAES News
Sunbelt Seals
A graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is etched into Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition history.
If you want to develop a farm-to-school program at your child's school, county and state UGA Extension personnel are ready and willing to work with you and your child's teachers to move your farm-to-school efforts forward. Extension personnel can connect schools with local farmers, provide curriculum and instruction on nutrition education, and assist with the implementation of school gardens. CAES News
School Gardens
Heading back to class this fall will mean heading back to the school garden at hundreds of schools across Georgia.